When Dan arrived at the monastery - as a "hippy" with long dreadlocks - he had his head shaved and began learning the original teachings of Buddha, called the Theravadan
I often think of my meditation, which is derived from the Theravadan
Vipassana tradition, as memetic Vipassana meditation, as it helps me better manage the competing memes that often cloud and influence my thoughts and perception.
As a result, though there are 330,000 Theravadan
male monks in Thailand today, but only three women, Dhammananda and her novices, despite the fact that Mahayana Buddhism has long ordained women and Theravadan
female monasteries have even been established in Sri Lanka, Korea and Taiwan recently.
13) The Buddhist tradition in India for example progressed for five hundred years with early Theravadan
Buddhism before experiencing sufficient stability to allow for a second wave of ideology, namely Mahayana Buddhism.
Collins sees the bodhisattva ideal latent in earlier Theravadan
Whereas Jews were savaged by non-Jews in lands where the Holocaust was rehearsed, on a smaller scale, throughout the centuries, Cambodians, under the Khmer Rouge, were shot, starved, hanged, disemboweled by their fellow Cambodians, products of the same, basically non-violent Theravadan
Buddhist culture as themselves (exceptions made for occasional mistreatment of the unpopular Vietnamese minority).
I believe what makes Zen Buddhism a religion is that while in the southern schools, the Theravadan
, there's a romance with scientific language.
belief was that suffering could be alleviated through individual efforts or "individual vehicles" (Dhammananda, 1987).
Unlike their Theravadan
brethren in Sri Lanka, Burmese monks are unable to vote in any political process.
Of Maung Win and his military enemy, it might be said that irrespective of their Theravadan
heritage, the existential status of their actions would seem to refer critically beyond religious affiliation and so render the latter functionally negligible.
Along the left wall, under a batik banner of the seated Buddha, stand the Buddhist monks--the Mahayanists of Tibet wearing maroon, the Southeast Asian Theravadans